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New Colonial Exterior - Need Suggestions
alanrosenberg
December 10, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We are doing a complete renovation of this house inside and out.

Improvements of the exterior will be:
- New roof
- New larger windows with wood grilles
- New portico with square columns and copper roof sealed to retain its color
- No shutters

Need help with the Hardie Plank (HP) color selection. We wanted the house to be grey but find the HP "Light Mist" to be too light and "Iron Grey" too dark. What do you think of "Boothbay Blue" instead? Trying to avoid the Beiges.

Plan on painting over the brink to match the siding, any suggestions?
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Helen Boltin
With the copper roof that you are planning I think that something in the blue family would be great. anytime I think of copper I immediately think of turquoise. Perhaps a light...not tooo bright....blue in the turquoisyish line would work. It also looks great with the rust red color of the brick. Perhaps you could also go a few shades darker on the blue that you choose for the door to make it stand out.
December 10, 2012 at 7:59pm   
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janishill
The Boothbay Blue is a lovely color...BUT how will it look with the copper roof in a few years?

What area of the country are you in? Color sometimes depends on the climate. :-)
December 10, 2012 at 8:22pm   
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gniblock
If you want to change the brick colour, rather than painting the brick which stops it from breathing and shortens its lifespan, consider staining or tinting it. There are special stains to use specifically for brick. Plus it doesn't peel off. Also better for resale
December 10, 2012 at 8:23pm   
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alanrosenberg
We live in Northern NJ. Regarding the Copper roof it will be sealed to retain its color
December 10, 2012 at 8:34pm     
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houssaon
I think that Boothbay Blue is a great choice. There are a few homes on Houzz with that color on the siding: James Hardie, Custom Home Exterior, and Inner City Craftsman.

Also this gorgeous carriage house with stone: woodlawn residence
December 10, 2012 at 8:37pm   
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